Today, November 21, the government is scheduled to present a Constitutional Instrument (C.I) to Parliament with the aim of limiting the entry of certain strategic products into the nation.
The more than twenty things will include diapers, rice, and tripe, which is known as “yemuadie” in Ghana.
According to the administration, the action is a component of initiatives to boost regional output.
K.T. Hammond, the Minister of Trade and Industry, stated at a press conference in Parliament, “Stomach of animals, bladder and the chunk of intestines (yemuadie), the country had had to put in an amount of about $164 million towards the importation of these items. We are taking steps to ensure that in terms of rice, there’s no poverty of rice in the country.”
He emphasized, “By these restrictions, we are not going to ensure that there’s no food in the country at all; that is not the point at all. There have to be some efforts by the government to ensure that we go back to Acheampong’s operation feed yourself. There are about 22 items on the list, one of them, I think, is diapers.”
In an effort to maintain competitive pricing, he also announced the implementation of the Ghana Standards Authority Regulations 2023, which aim to streamline the cement manufacturing process.